The storm fatality occurred in southwest Georgia, where Irma’s center crossed over from Florida on Monday afternoon.
“We are very well covered from the standpoint of bravery and talent”.
However, “We don’t think we’ve seen anything quite like this”.
Whether by plane, auto or train, hundreds of thousands of people scrambled to get out of South Florida on Wednesday ahead of Hurricane Irma, a massive system forecasters say is the most powerful storm to hit the Atlantic Coast in more than a decade.
No one knows where Irma, a Category 4 storm with top sustained winds of 155 miles an hour late on Friday, will strike the hardest when it makes its projected landfall in south Florida on Sunday. In Orlando, 50 knot winds will shut down the airport’s outdoor tram which shuttles passengers between terminals.
Officials in other states also were preparing Saturday for Irma. You’ve got to evacuate. Who will you keep updated?
Banstetter explained that since Hurricane Irma was approaching, they already “reduced the price level” of their highest fares. Early estimates of the death toll ranged from five to more than 10.
United Airlines, which took a substantial financial hit when Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas last week, said it had suspended operations out of San Juan, Puerto Rico, a US territory that was being raked by the very powerful Category 5 hurricane on Wednesday afternoon, and had extended a travel waiver to include cities in south Florida. “I need to take my family off the beach and to safety”.
Fort Lauderdale police arrested nine people they said were caught on TV cameras looting sneakers and other items from a sporting goods store and a pawn shop during the hurricane. President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared an emergency in the state as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
As Irma tore through the Caribbean islands, it left a terrifying trail of devastation behind. Customers can rebook in the original class of service or travel standby between the original city pair within 14 days of the original date of travel. Jonathan Brady, an aerial reconnaissance weather officer with the squadron, told Military.com.
“The worst is yet to come for Southeast Florida”, Sen.
Airports across Florida have been packed. The Air Force did not immediately give a destination for those aircraft.
Castro is just one of the many cruise ship passengers who were caught in limbo and trying to reschedule their return trips before the airport closes. That uncertainty has forced hospitals from the Florida Keys all the way to the coastal barrier islands of SC to move patients.
Delta also has a waiver program in effect through September 15.
Mandatory evacuations have been issued in two Florida counties: Monroe County and Miami-Dade County’s Zones A and B. Monroe covers the Florida Keys, while Miami-Dade’s Zones A and B include Miami Beach and Key Biscayne.